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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – November 7

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – November 7

Sunday, November 07, 2021, 08:49 GMT+7
Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – November 7
People travel on a flooded street due to high tide in Ho Chi Minh City, November 6, 2021. Photo: Nhat Thinh / Tuoi Tre

Here are today’s leading news stories:

Politics

-- Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh’s working trip from October 31 to November 5, which included his attendance in the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) and visits to the UK and France, attracted committed investments worth over US$30 billion, according to Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs To Anh Dung.

COVID-19 Updates

-- The Ministry of Health recorded 7,491 COVID-19 cases in 55 provinces and cities on Saturday evening, raising Vietnam’s tally to 961,038, with 839,101 recoveries and 22,470 deaths.

-- Health authorities on Saturday carried out mass COVID-19 testing on residents linked to nine infection clusters that were recently detected in Xuan Thoi Thuong and Ba Diem Communes in Hoc Mon District, Ho Chi Minh City.

Society

-- Tidal water in Ho Chi Minh City reached 1.72 meters high on Saturday evening, breaking the previous record on November 16, 2020 and resulting in serious flooding in multiple neighborhoods.

-- Police in District 8, Ho Chi Minh City confirmed on Saturday they were investigating a case where a man allegedly electrocuted his wife to death as she was being treated at a local hospital. The man had a failed suicide attempt following the killing.

-- Many residents in the north-central province of Quang Binh blocked the entrance of a cement factory on Saturday to voice their complaints about serious environmental pollution brought about by the factory’s operation.

-- A one-year-old girl was killed after an automobile crashed into a room of a motel in the southern province of Binh Phuoc on Friday night, local authorities confirmed on Saturday.

-- Police in north-central Quang Binh Province announced on Saturday they had arrested a 35-year-old man for stealing belongings worth over VND70 million ($3,090) of people inside a COVID-19 quarantine facility.

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